Carson Jeffries: Good morning, I’m Carson Jeffries with the Mold Firm and I’m here todaywith long-time friend and owner of Air Allergen & Mold Testing. Richard: My name is Richard and I’m the President/CEO of Air Allergen& Mold Testing. Ontario’s electricity grid is embracing the 21st century. While everything from our televisions to our te… We can do a similar kind of sampling that we do in the carpet for furniture.
We have a portable vacuum with a special nozzle and a special gasket that will be able tocapture the dust that contains the mold spores. We can vacuum that furniture and we can learn something about it in terms of the quantityof spores that are on there and whether or not they’re likely to be growing at that timeor not. If it’s a fabric, we’re measuring the dust that has settled down into the fabric. If we’re looking at the framing where it’s been water damaged in the bottom, there we 35 Study Room Design For Small Room would maybe take a tape sample or swab to find out whether there’s mold growth thatassociated with water damage. We can learn about that in terms of furniture by taking those samples. Our database isn’t that complete in the furniture side of it as it is in the carpet dust, but we can imply based on what we seen in the carpet dust to what we see in the furnitureto give some guidance as to whether or not it’s likely that can be cleaned up or whetherit should be discarded. Carson: In certain cases, you may find that a tenant or a homeowner should not be movingproperty from the mold contaminated residence to a new mold-free residence? Richard: Yes, in some cases that would be true.
Carson: And let me ask you, are there certain spores that can develop on the property thatcould cause health defects if that personal property was moved to a new location, say,a large upholster couch? Richard: Well, yes, because any of the spores that would be in that couch, if the conditionsare right, are going to grow. If they grow, they’re putting those spores out into the air. And those spores that are already into the air, if they find another place to grow aswell, the more places that they can find in an environment that they can grow in, theycan continue to reproduce.